Russell Shor Wins AGS Trade Journalism AwardJuly 16, 08
Jennifer Heebner and Carrie Soucy won the 2008 Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards in the Industry/Trade Reporting category for “Seal of Disapproval,” in JCK Luxury Magazine. Russell Shor will receive the award in the Trade Journal category, for the Gems & Gemology feature “From Single Source to Global Free Market: the Transformation of the Cultured Pearl Industry.”
The honorees will receive their awards at the American Gem Society (AGS) Ninth Annual Circle of Distinction dinner July 29 in
Each article is acknowledged with a $1,500 cash prize and an etched crystal award inscribed with the author’s name.
Heebner and Soucy’s piece,
Shor’s article documents the cultured pearl industry’s transformation in the past 15 years from Japan being the lone producer – offering only white and round cultured pearls – to an international business creating an ever-growing variety of products. Shor is a two-time Liddicoat Award winner.
The Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards were founded in 2003 in memory of “The Father of Modern Gemology.” Liddicoat was the longtime president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and editor-in-chief of Gems & Gemology, first published by GIA under his leadership. He was a prolific author, and his Handbook of Gem Identification is a standard for gemological research.